Alan Pulido gets ‘El Tri’ call up for Nations League

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CORDOBA, ARGENTINA – NOVEMBER 16: Alan Pulido of Mexico fights for the ball with Nicolas Tagliafico of Argentina during a friendly match between Argentina and Mexico at Mario Kempes Stadium on November 16, 2018 in Cordoba, Argentina. (Photo by Marcelo Endelli/Getty Images)

KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City forward Alan Pulido has been called up to represent the Mexican National Team in the CONCACAF Nations League in June.

The 30-year-old is coming off back-to-back MLS Team of the Week honors and leads the league with four goals in the month of May.

Pulido has scored five goals in 14 appearances with “El Tri” and was included in the 2011 Copa America and 2014 FIFA World Cup squads.

In 2020, Pulido was called to the national team and picked up a lingering injury that kept him out of most of Sporting Kansas City’s season.

Since coming off the bench in the first two games of the season, Pulido has found his stride with Sporting Kansas City, leading the team in goals (4) and shot attempts (27).

The forward will be available for two games in Denver and one game in Atlanta.

  • Thursday, June 3 – vs Costa Rica – Nations League Semifinal – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
  • Sunday, June 6 – vs USA or Honduras – Nations League Final/3rd Place Game – Empower Field at Mile High, Denver
  • Saturday, June 12 – vs Honduras – Friendly – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta

Pulido will look to secure a spot on head coach Gerardo “Tata” Martino’s squad to represent Mexico in the 2021 Gold Cup that starts in July.

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